Priceline Hotel: 4* Palm Springs (Rancho Mirage - Indian Wells - Palm Desert) Westin Mission Hills Resort

By Nmtmev,

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This is my first post. I will be as Thourough as possible with the situation. Using the Bidding.helper on this site. I plugged in Palm Desert, Ca for 7/25/14 to 7/27/14.


Results are as followed;


Hot.wire deal;

$65 per night 4* Rancho Mirage - Palm Desert

Amenities Include: Free Parking, Internet access, Pool(s), Pet friendly, Fitness Center, Business Center, Resort and more...


now heres another same from PRICELINE...


Priceline Express Deal;

$63 per night 4* Rancho Mirage - Indian Wells - Palm Desert Rated 8.0 out of 10 (or higher)

    Indoor or Outdoor Pool

    Pets Allowed


    Fitness Center

    Business Center


they look to be the same hotel IMHO.. Dont know which but can someone identify


Heres the kicker....

So i went ahead and did a bid on the NAME your Own price part of PRICELINE, same area same 4* hotel. I bid $55, it was not accepted instead this happened.


"Try Again Right Now

We searched hundreds of options to find your hotel room, however we can't accept your offer of $55 per room, per night. Your credit card has not been charged for Request Number 240-919-XXX-XX. If you are willing to raise your price by $12 to $67 per room, per night, you can try the same request again right now.

Normally you are required to change additional items (add zones, star level, or dates) in order to try your request again. However we are able to extend this one-time opportunity to you because of the zone, quality level and dates you requested.

Name Your Own Price® (per room night)

Total charges, including taxes and service fees, are shown on the next page."


I don't think i should do it for $67 dollars, its probably going to be the exact same hotel on PRICELINE's express deal. What do you guys think? WWYD?

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Welcome to BetterBidding!

I'm not currently seeing either of the Rancho Mirage properties above offered on HOTWIRE or PRICELINE EXPRESS when searching for your dates... are you still seeing either of these listed at the prices you've quoted above?

If you are still seeing the same hotel(s), for the HOTWIRE offer please post the full list of amenities associated with this offer, as i believe there are likely more than just those above, as HOTWIRE has a new interface that does not show the complete set of amenities unless you click thru a few extra links.

To ensure you're seeing the compelte set of amenities, try the following:

1) use the EASY VIEW tab of our BiddingHelper.com and click the green 'See All Amenities' button


2) search HOTWIRE (or use the HOTWIRE tab at BiddingHelper.com) and...

  • click the offer
  • on the next page click the BOOK NOW link
  • in the TRIP SUMMARY box click the 'See more' link at the end of the amenities
Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.

Let us know what you find and we'll take it from there.

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

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Wow that was fast looks like the price went up! and the areas changed but thats all in the same area i guess they could jazz it up and take off and add as they please. heres whats comming up as of this morning for both sites.



85.00 4* Hotel
per room per night*
La Quinta - Indian Wells ( not Rancho Mirage - Palm Desert) but same amenities... i wrote them down the first time
Amenities Include: Internet access, Pool(s), Pet friendly, Fitness Center, Business Center, Resort and more...

FULL AMENITIES: Resort, Pet friendly, Fitness Center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business Center, Internet access, Golf Nearby, Tennis Nearby, Spa Services, Children's actvities, Accessible for the blind, Accessible for the deaf, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Handicapped parking, Roll-in shower



4* $ 86 per night

Rancho Mirage - Indian Wells - Palm Desert Rated 8.0 out of 10 (or higher)

    Indoor or Outdoor Pool
    Pets Allowed
    Fitness Center

    Free Internet
    Business Center


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Well I just said to heck with it and played the priceline game @ $67 like the thing on the last post said and I ended up getting the westin mission hills resort. Mind you, I am traveling with a beautiful woman and no kids. I think for the price it should be well worth it. It would end up being $220 for both nights with that stupid resort fee + all the wonderful good ol USA taxes rolled on. For sure I will be politely haggling the check in person for a little nicer room. Maybe even try the old $20 trick and my charming smile. The last time I did that I won a room on priceline at the JW Marriott last year for only $78 a night Friday/Sat. The lady god bless her looked at me and gave me the $20 right back like I darn messed up. I lit up red like a Xmas tree it was embarrasing. She was very polite and still hooked me up with a better room!!!! I will report back if anyone is interested to see what I did how I went about it and what the result was.

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All I gotta say is wow. They took care of me 100% gave me the best room in the house. I didnt get any priceline discrimination. I was just really polite with the check in clerk and told her we were there for a special occasion they took care of me no problem. I'll chock it up to the best deal I ever got on priceline or for any hotel booking site period. I think that the mean rude and demanding people who are bland are the ones who get screwed. Like someone always told me if you don't ask politely and make it count you will never get what you want.

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